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Table of Contents 

Permit and Stamp Requirements 2 

Teal Status 5 

Duck Identification 6 

Dove Hunting 8 

Know Your Doves 9 

Reporting Bands and Collecting Wings 10 

Rail, Snipe and Woodcock Identification Tips 12 

Federal Regulations Summary 14 

Nontoxic-Shot Requirement 16 

Conservation Areas that Require Nontoxic Shot Only 17 

Regional Offices 18 

Sunrise/Sunset Table 19 

201 2 Season Dates 20 

Harvest Survey 20 

Permit and Stamp Requirements 

To pursue, take, possess and transport doves, rails, snipe, teal and woodcock 
in Missouri, a hunter must possess and carry the following, unless exempt: 

1) A Missouri permit^ to hunt small game is required of: 

■ Missouri residents age 16 through 64 

■ Nonresidents age 16 and older 

An annual permit is available to residents for $10 and nonresidents for 
$80 from any permit vendor. A daily permit is also available to nonresi- 
dents from any permit vendor for $11 per day. 

Exemption: Missouri resident landowners hunting on their own land do 
not need a Missouri small game hunting permit, but the Migratory Bird 
Hunting Permit is required (see below). 

2) Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit^ is required of: 

■ Residents and nonresidents age 16 and over 

This permit is available for $6 from any permit vendor. Purchase of 
this permit satisfies requirements for Migratory Game Bird Harvest 

3) Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp is required of: 

■ Every teal hunter age 16 and over (Dove, rail, snipe and woodcock 
hunters do not need this stamp.) 

To be valid, the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp 
(duck stamp) must be signed in ink across the face. The stamps are 
available for $15 at U.S. Post Offices and some permit vendors. 


Permit Requirements for Hunters Younger Than 1 6 

Resident and nonresident hunters age 15 and younger do not need to pur- 
chase permits to hunt doves, rails, snipe, teal and woodcock in Missouri. 
However, they must either be in the immediate presence of a properly 
licensed adult hunter or have in their possession a valid hunter-education 
card while hunting. 

Who may purchase resident permits? 

■ Any person who does not claim resident privileges in another state or 
country, and whose actual residence and legal permanent home address 
are both in Missouri, and have been for at least 30 days before applying 
for the permit. Owning real estate or attending a Missouri school does not 
in itself make you a legal resident. 

■ Missouri residents employed by the United States in the District of 
Columbia or serving in the U.S. armed forces. (Immediate family mem- 
bers who reside with them also may purchase resident permits.) 

■ All members of the U.S. armed forces residing in Missouri on permanent 
change-of-station status and immediate family members residing with 

■ Any honorably discharged military veteran having a service-related dis- 
ability of 60 percent or greater, or who was a prisoner of war during mili- 
tary service; must carry a certified statement of eligibility from the U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs while hunting or purchasing permits. 

■ New! Any member of the U.S. military currently assigned as a patient to 
a Warrior Transition Brigade, Warrior Transition Unit or a military medi- 
cal center; must carry orders showing assignment to a Warrior Transition 
Brigade or Warrior Transition Unit, or admissions verification to a military 
medical center while hunting or purchasing permits. 

■ Nonresidents who are registered students attending a public or private 
secondary, postsecondary or vocational school in Missouri and who live 
in Missouri while attending school; must carry evidence of a Missouri 
residence and student status while hunting. Note: Nonresident students 
who qualify for resident permits must purchase them at Conservation 
Department offices. 

■ Immigrants who possess an 1-551 Resident Alien Card and who do not 
claim resident privileges in another state or country, and whose actual 
residence and legal permanent home address are both in Missouri, and 
have been for at least 30 days before purchasing a permit. 

Mil hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, must complete an approved hunter-education 
program and display their card before purchasing any firearms hunting permit. 


Where to Purchase Permits 

Purchase Missouri small game hunting permits and the Missouri Migratory 
Bird Hunting Permit: 

■ Over the counter from any permit vendor. Buy early to avoid long lines. 

■ By telephone at 800-392-4115. Use your credit card, and pay a $2 sur- 
charge. Allow 10 days for delivery. 

■ Online anytime using the e-Permits System at 
Use your credit card, and pay a $1 surcharge. Print your permit at 
home and have it in hand immediately. 

Purchase the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp 
(duck stamp) at U.S. Post Offices and selected permit vendors. 

Apprentice Hunter Authorization 

To help introduce adults to hunting, the Conservation Department allows 
hunters age 16 and older who are not hunter-education certified to hunt 
with firearms, as long as they: 

■ First purchase an Apprentice Hunter Authorization, 

■ Then purchase a hunting permit for the season in which they want to 

■ And hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed adult age 
18 or older who has a valid hunter-education certificate card or was 
born before Jan. 1, 1967. 

Note: The Apprentice Hunter Authorization by itself does not allow you 
to hunt. It only allows those who have not completed a hunter-education 
certification course to purchase firearms permits throughout the permit 
year. The Apprentice Hunter Authorization can be purchased for no more 
than two years. 

Note: According to rule 3 CSR 10-5.216 of the Wildlife Code, if you 
have been convicted of multiple or major violations of the Wildlife 
Code in the past five years, the Conservation Commission may 
consider suspending or revoking your hunting, trapping and/or fishing 
privileges regardless of any previous court action. The point system 
the Commission uses to assess Wildlife Code violations is explained at 

Teal Status 

Blue-winged teal are second only to mallards as the most numerous 
duck in North America. Although they breed primarily in the Prairie 
Pothole Region of the United States and Canada, teal are highly mobile and 
will settle wherever wetland habitats are favorable. Blue-winged teal winter 
from the Gulf Coast of Mexico to northern South America— well south of 
where most other Mississippi Flyway ducks winter. 

Blue-winged teal are among the earliest ducks to migrate during fall 
and the latest during spring. The first blue-winged teal typically arrive in 
August, and their numbers usually peak in Missouri around mid-September. 
Most are far south of the state by the time the regular duck season opens. 
Teal stay in Missouri a relatively short time, so the best hunting usually 
occurs when cold fronts bring winds favorable for migration. Teal may 
stay a few days in shallow wetlands with flooded vegetation, where they 
primarily eat seeds of wetland plants and aquatic invertebrates such as 
insects and snails. 

Blue-winged teal, green-winged teal and cinnamon teal are legal during 
the September teal season. Green-winged teal may make up nearly 25 
percent of the teal harvest during some years, and a higher proportion 
of green-winged teal are harvested during the latter part of teal season. 
Cinnamon teal, a western species, are rare in Missouri. 

Grassland Conversion Threatens Teal Nesting Habitat 

Beginning in 1985, landowners were able to enroll eligible cropland into 
10- and 15-year Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. Once 
enrolled in CRP, landowners agreed to establish resource-conserving covers, 
such as wildlife-friendly grasses. Re-established grasslands provided good 
habitat for many wildlife species including breeding waterfowl in the Prai- 
rie Pothole Region of North America. 

Today, habitat provided by CRP faces an uncertain future. The 2008 
Farm Bill reduced the maximum number of acres that can be enrolled in 
CRP from 39 million to 32 million. The proposed 2012 Farm Bill includes 
a further reduction in CRP acreage and would reduce incentives paid to 
landowners for protecting wetlands. High commodity prices offer additional 
reasons for landowners to maximize crop production rather than re-enroll 
in CRP 

Current trends in North and South Dakota include a reduction in the 
number of acres in CRP and an annual conversion of approximately 70,000 
acres of native grassland into cropland. Unless the conversion of grasslands 
is stopped, the loss will result in fewer acres of nesting habitat, which could 
cause substantial population declines in blue-winged teal and other water- 

LEGAL during teal season 

Blue-winged teal 

Blue-winged teal are Missouri's most common teal species. Their small size, rapid flight 
and blue wing patches help with identification. Be careful, though. Shovelers and 
wood ducks also have blue wing patches. 

Green-winged teal 

Green-winged teal are North America's smallest duck. Their size, 
rapid flight and iridescent-green wing patches help to identify these 


Cinnamon teal 

Cinnamon teal are extremely rare in Missouri. In the fall, they look similar to 
blue-winged teal. 



ILLEGAL during teal season 

Northern shoveler 

Be careful! Shovelers 
sport blue wing 
patches and often are 
mixed in with flocks 
of blue-winged teal. 
The spoon-shaped bill, 
slower wingbeat and 
slightly larger body help 
separate this duck from 

Northern pintail 

Pintails can turn up in 
Missouri during teal 
season. They lack blue 
wing patches. Long, 
graceful bodies and 
pointed tails help to 
identify these early 

Wood duck 

Be careful! Like blue- 
winged teal, wood ducks 
have a blue wing patch. 
The square tail, blocky 
head, larger size and 
slower wingbeat confirm 
this duck's identity. 

blue wing patch 
similar to teal 


I lustrations from Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide. 
Used with permission of tine U.S. Fisli and Wildlife Service. 

Three Species of Doves Provide 
Hunting Opportunities Statewide 

Along with mourning doves, Eurasian collared-doves and white-winged 
doves are legal to hunt. Allowing hunting for these three species main- 
tains the integrity of mourning dove populations and provides more hunt- 
ing opportunities. 

Mourning doves are found in every county in Missouri, with greatest 
densities occurring in southeastern counties. The other two dove species 
have expanded their ranges into Missouri. White-winged doves, native to 
the southern United States, are found statewide. Eurasian collared-doves 
have been documented statewide, though their greatest concentrations are 
in the southeast. Predictions about dove distributions and numbers are dif- 
ficult to make prior to the hunting season because dove migration depends 
upon the weather and food availability. 

Doves benefit from cultivated areas and are especially abundant in crop 
fields and weedy areas. Preferred foods include corn, sunflower seeds and 
small grains. Doves also eat seeds from pigweed, crotons, panic grasses, 
foxtails and ragweed, but sunflowers seem to be the most dependable lure 

Dove hunting regulations are based upon information from banding 
programs and roadside, harvest, and wing collection surveys. This infor- 
mation is used to select one of three available options set by the U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service: 22 doves a day, 15 doves a day or 8 doves a day. Each 
option allows for 70 days of hunting. For 2012, the combined daily bag limit 
is 15, with a combined possession limit of 30. All three dove species count 
toward daily and possession limits. See Page 20 for more information. 

Dove Hunting on Public Land 

Last year about 3,900 acres (618 fields) on 79 conservation areas were 
actively managed for doves. Managed dove hunting fields are planted 
in sunflowers, wheat, millet, buckwheat, corn or a combination of the 
above. Each field provides a different type of hunting experience. 
To locate dove fields, contact the regional office in the area you 
want to hunt. Maps of areas that have dove fields are available from 
the Department's website at 

REMEMBER: Keep our public hunting areas litter free. 

Be sure to pack out empty shotgun shells and shell boxes when you 
leave for the day. 

Know Your Doves 

Mourning dove 

► Gray brown 
^ More rapid wing beat, erratic flight 

path than white-winged dove 
^ 1 2 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail 

► Call is a soft, inflected cooAHoo 
followed by several coos 

long, pointed tail 

black spots 

White-winged dove 

► Gray brown 

► Slightly larger than 
mourning dove 

► Call is a soft hoohoo 
hoohoo with the final 
note descending 

Eurasian collared dove 

► Gray 

► 1 5 inches from tip of beak 
to end of tail 

► Call is a three-part coo with similar 
tone to a domestic pigeon 

thin black 
band on 
neck with 
white upper 

long, squared tail 

Report Your Bands 

Bands recovered and reported by hunters provide important 
information about survival, migration, harvest rates and distributions 
for a wide variety of migratory game birds. 

To report band numbers from all types of birds (except pigeons), 
go online at or call 1 -800-32 7-BAND 
(2263). You will receive a certificate of appreciation via email and 
information about the bird. The band is yours to keep. 

Thanks for doing if our part to help manage migratory game birds. 

Hunters Provide Valuable Dove Data 

by Reporting Bands and Collecting Wings 

Mourning doves are one of the most widely distributed and abundant 
birds in North America. They also are a popular game bird that is 
hunted in 39 of the lower 48 states. In fact, more mourning doves are har- 
vested each year than all other migratory bird species combined. Up-to-date 
survival and harvest rate information is critical to understand the effects of 
annual hunting regulations on mourning dove populations, and banding is 
an important tool for obtaining this information. 

Missouri, in cooperation with other dove hunting states, is participating 
in a nationwide mourning dove banding program. Information from this 
program will be used to determine mourning dove harvest rates, estimate 
annual survival and provide information regarding the geographical distri- 
bution of harvest. 

From 2003 to 2010, more than 20,000 mourning doves were banded 
in Missouri, and more than 2,000 banded doves were reported by hunt- 
ers. Captured doves are fitted with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band 
inscribed with an identification number, web address and toll-free tele- 
phone number for band reporting. 

Hunters should examine their mourning doves for leg bands. By report- 
ing banded doves, you help manage this important migratory bird resource. 
If you harvest a banded dove, follow the instructions at the top of this page. 

Missouri also is cooperating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 
collecting mourning dove wings from hunters. Randomly selected hunt- 
ers will be asked to save one wing from each dove during the first week of 
the season and mail the wings (postage free) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. Hunters using high-use public areas may be asked to provide dove 
wings as part of the monitoring effort. Data from the wings, in combination 
with information from banded birds, will be used to help establish hunting 





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Rail, Snipe and Woodcock Identification Tips 

The following species also are legal to hunt during the migratory bird 
season. See Page 20 for season dates and limits. Below are some 
descriptive details to help you find and identify these birds. 

■ AMERICAN WOODCOCK, or timberdoodle, are 11 inches from tip of beak 
to tip of tail. They forage in young woodlands near water, moist pastures 
and forested floodplains. Most common in eastern Missouri along the 
Mississippi lowlands, they are distinguished by extremely long bills, round, 
plump bodies, short tails and legs, and large black eyes. The back is dark 
and the underparts buff. When flushed, its rounded, short wings make a 
whirring sound. 

■ SORA, 9 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail, are common migrants that 
forage in marshes, swamps, wet pastures and flooded fields. Adults have a 
short, yellow bill and black face. Cheeks and breast are gray with black- and 
white-barred belly. The back is dark brown mixed with reddish tan and 
streaked with white. The call of this rail species is a loud, descending, nasal 

■ VIRGINIA RAIL, 9 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail, forage in marshes 
and swamps for snails and earthworms. Adults have a black back with 
rusty wing patches, gray face, and reddish bill and legs. The underparts are 
cinnamon with heavily barred black and white flanks. Their call is a series 
of one- and two-syllable notes, kik, kik, kik, kidik, kidik, kidik. 

■ WILSON'S (COMMON) SNIPE, 11 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail, 
forage in marshes, swamps, wet pastures, crop stubble and drainage ditches. 
They have a long bill, plump body, and black- and white-streaked head. 
The back is brown and black with strong white streaks. When surprised, it 
takes off in a zigzag pattern and calls a harsh scraip, scraip. 

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American woodcock 

body and wings 

long bill 

plump body 


short yellow bill 


yellow legs 
dangle in flight 

Virginia rail 

Wilson's (common) snipe 

dark wings 


cinnamon-red breast 

reddish legs 
dangle in flight 

white belly 

Illustrations from the National Audubon Society: Sibley Guide to Birds, by 
David Allen Sibley, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 2000 by 
Andrew Stewart Publishing, Inc. and The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North 
America smartphone application. All rights reserved. Reproduced with 
permission of the copyright holder. 


Federal Regulations Summary 

In addition to state regulations, the following federal rules apply to the 
hunting of migratory game birds. Note: This is only a summary. For more 
information, visit, where a complete version of 
Title 50, Part 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be found. When 
state law is different from federal law, hunters must follow the more 
restrictive law. 

No person shall take migratory game birds: 

■ With a trap, snare, net, rifle, pistol, swivel gun, shotgun larger than 10 
gauge, punt gun, battery gun, machine gun, fish hook, poison, drug, 
explosive or stupefying substance. 

■ With a shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless it is 
plugged with a one-piece filler that is incapable of removal without 
disassembling the gun. 

■ From or by means, aid or use of a sink box or any other type of low- 
floating device having a depression affording the hunter a means of 
concealment beneath the surface of the water. 

■ From or by means, aid or use of any motor vehicle, motor-driven land 
conveyance or aircraft of any kind, except that paraplegics and persons 
missing one or both legs may take from any stationary motor vehicle or 
stationary motor-driven land conveyance. 

■ From or by means of any motorboat or other craft having a motor 
attached, or any sailboat, unless the motor has been completely shut off 
and/or the sails furled, and its progress there from has ceased. 

■ By the use or aid of live birds as decoys. All live, tame or captive ducks 
and geese shall be removed for a period of 10 consecutive days prior to 
hunting, and confined within an enclosure which substantially reduces 
the audibility of their calls and totally conceals such tame birds from the 
sight of migratory waterfowl. 

■ By the use or aid of recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or sounds, 
or recorded or electrically amplified imitations of bird calls or sounds. 

■ By means or aid of any motor-driven land, water or air conveyance, or 
any sailboat used for the purpose of or resulting in the concentrating, 
driving, rallying or stirring up of any migratory bird. 

■ By the aid of baiting (placing grain, salt or other feed to constitute a lure 
or attraction), or on or over any baited area, where a person knows or 
reasonably should know that the area is or has been baited. An area is 
considered to be baited for 10 days after the removal of bait. The following 
do not constitute baited areas or baiting: standing crops or flooded 
standing crops; standing, flooded or manipulated natural vegetation; 
flooded harvested croplands; lands where seeds have been scattered solely 


as the result of a normal agricultural planting, harvesting, post-harvest 
manipulation or normal soil stabilization practice; hunting from a blind 
or other place of concealment that is camouflaged with natural vegetation 
or vegetation from agricultural crops as long as such camouflaging does 
not result in the exposing or scattering of grain. For doves only, grain or 
feed distributed or scattered solely as the result of manipulation of an 
agricultural crop on the land where grown does not constitute baiting. 

WANTON WASTE: No person shall kill or cripple any migratory game bird 
without making a reasonable effort to retrieve the bird, and retain it in one's 
actual custody, at the place where taken or between that place and either 
(a) one's automobile or principal means of land transportation; or (b) one's 
personal abode or temporary or transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory 
bird preservation facility; or (d) a post office; or (e) a common carrier facility. 

OPENING DAY OF A SEASON: No person on the opening day of the season 
shall possess any freshly killed migratory game birds in excess of the daily 
bag limit or aggregate daily bag limit, whichever applies. 

FIELD POSSESSION LIMIT: No person shall possess, have in custody or 
transport more than the daily bag limit or aggregate daily bag limit, 
whichever applies, of migratory game birds, tagged or not tagged, at or 
between the place where taken and either (a) one's automobile or principal 
means of land transportation; or (b) one's personal abode or temporary or 
transient place of lodging; or (c) a migratory bird preservation facility; or 
(d) a post office; or (e) a common carrier facility. 

TAGGING REQUIREMENTS: No person shall put or leave any migratory 
game birds at any place (other than one's personal abode), or in the custody 
of another person for picking, cleaning, processing, shipping, transportation 
or storage (including temporary storage), or for the purpose of having 
taxidermy services performed, unless such birds have a tag attached, signed 
by the hunter, stating the hunter's address, the total number and species 
of birds, and the date such birds were killed. Migratory game birds being 
transported in any vehicle as the personal baggage of the possessor shall 
not be considered as being in storage or temporary storage. 

CUSTODY OF BIRDS OF ANOTHER: No person shall receive or have in 
custody any migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such 
birds are properly tagged. 

TERMINATION OF POSSESSION: Subject to all other requirements of this 
part, the possession of birds taken by any hunter shall be deemed to have 
ceased when such birds have been delivered by the hunter to another 
person as a gift; or have been delivered by the hunter to a post office, a 
common carrier or a migratory bird preservation facility and consigned for 
transport by the Postal Service or a common carrier to some person other 
than the hunter. 


GIFT OF MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS: No person may receive, possess or 
give to another any freshly killed migratory game birds as a gift, except at 
the personal abodes of the donor or donee, unless such birds have a tag 
attached, signed by the hunter who took the birds, stating such hunter's 
address, the total number and species of birds and the date such birds were 

TRANSPORTATION OF BIRDS OF ANOTHER: No person shall transport 
migratory game birds belonging to another person unless such birds are 
properly tagged. 

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: No person shall transport within 
the United States any migratory game birds, except doves and band-tailed 
pigeons, unless the head or one fully feathered wing remains attached to 
each such bird at all times while being transported from the place where 
taken until they have arrived at the personal abode of the possessor or a 
migratory bird preservation facility. 

MARKING PACKAGE OR CONTAINER: No person shall transport by the 
U.S. Postal Service or a common carrier migratory game birds unless the 
package or container in which such birds are transported has the name 
and address of the shipper and the consignee and an accurate statement 
of the numbers of each species of birds therein contained clearly and 
conspicuously marked on the outside thereof. 

NONTOXIC SHOT: Shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for 
muzzleloading) possessed or used while hunting teal statewide, or doves, 
rails, snipe and woodcock as designated by posting on public areas, must be 
approved as nontoxic by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As of June 2012, 
shot types approved as being nontoxic are: 

■ bismuth-tin 

■ iron (steel) 

■ iron-tungsten 

■ iron-tungsten-nickel 

■ tungsten-bronze (two types) 

■ tungsten-iron-copper-nickel 

■ tungsten-matrix 

■ tungsten-polymer 

■ tungsten-tin-iron 

■ tungsten-tin-bismuth 

■ tungsten-tin-iron-nickel 

■ tungsten-iron-polymer 


Teal season offers a perfect opportunity to dial in your wing shooting and work your 
retriever before the regular waterfowl season. 

Some Conservation Areas Require Nontoxic Shot Only 

A nontoxic-shot only regulation for all hunting with a shotgun is in effect 
at 21 conservation areas. These areas have larger wetlands where sizeable 
numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds concentrate in the fall and spring. 

Ingesting lead shot can be fatal to all vertebrates including waterfowl, 
doves and scavenging birds, such as eagles, that feed on birds with lead shot 
in their carcasses. Mounting evidence points to lead poisoning occurring in 
more than 134 species including amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. 

The nontoxic-shot rule will apply to all hunting on these areas with a 
shotgun including dove, turkey, quail, rabbit and squirrel hunting. Since 
1991, waterfowl hunters in Missouri have used nontoxic shot for all duck, 
goose and coot hunting. 

Many of the 21 conservation areas included in this nontoxic-shot 
requirement offer good dove hunting, which can be a significant source of 
lead shot poisoning in birds. Good quality nontoxic-shot shells for all gauges 
are available commercially at a reasonable cost. 

Use or possession of lead shot is prohibited for hunting on the following 
Department of Conservation areas: 

Black Island 
Bob Brown 
Columbia Bottom 
Cooley Lake 
Coon Island 
Duck Creek 
Eagle Bluffs 

Fountain Grove 
Four Rivers 
Grand Pass 
B.K. Leach Memorial 
Little Bean Marsh 
Little River 
Marais Temps Clair 


I Montrose 
I Nodaway Valley 
I Otter Slough 
I Schell-Osage 
I Settle's Ford 
I Ted Shanks 
I Ten Mile Pond 

Department of Conservation 

Robert LZiehmer 

The Conservation Commission 

Don C. Bedell 
JamesT. Blair, IV 
Don R.Johnson 
Becky L. Plattner 

Missouri Department of 


P.O. Box 180 

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180 


Equal opportunity to participate 
in and benefit from programs 
of the Missouri Department of 
Conservation is available to all 
individuals without regard to their 
race, color, national origin, sex, 
age or disability. Questions should 
be directed to the Department of 
Conservation, PO Box 180, Jefferson 
City, MO 65102, 573-751-4115 
(voice) or 800-735-2966 (TTY), or 
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Division of Federal Assistance, 4401 
N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP- 
4020, Arlington, VA 22203. 

Contact Information 

Central Region 

3500 East Cans Road 
Columbia, MO 65201 

Kansas City Region 

12405 SERanson Road 
Lee's Summit, MO 64082 

Northeast Region 

3500 S. Baltimore 
Kirksville, MO 63501 

Northwest Region 

701 James McCarthy Drive 
St. Joseph, MO 64507 

Ozark Region 

551 Joe Jones Blvd. 
West Plains, MO 65775 

Southeast Region 

2302 County Park Drive 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 

Southwest Region 

2630 N. Mayfair 
Springfield, MO 65803 

St. Louis Region 

2360 Highway D 
St. Charles, MO 63304 

Sunrise and Sunset at Jefferson City, Mo. 

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6:50 7:18 

7:17 6:31 

6:50 4:56 

7:19 4:49 


6:51 7:16 

7:18 6:30 

6:51 4:55 

7:19 4:49 


6:52 7:14 

7:19 6:28 

6:52 4:55 

7:20 4:49 


6:52 7:13 

7:20 6:27 

6:53 4:54 


6:53 7:1 1 

7:21 6:26 

6:55 4:53 


6:54 7:10 

7:22 6:24 

6:56 4:53 


6:55 7:08 

7:23 6:23 

6:57 4:52 


6:56 7:06 

7:24 6:22 

6:58 4:52 


6:57 7:05 

7:25 6:20 

6:59 4:51 


6:58 7:03 

7:26 6:19 

7:00 4:51 


6:59 7:02 

7:27 6:18 

7:01 4:50 


7:00 7:00 

7:29 6:16 

7:02 4:50 


7:00 6:59 

7:30 6:15 

7:03 4:49 


7:01 6:57 

7:31 6:14 

7:04 4:49 


7:02 6:55 

7:32 6:13 

7:05 4:49 


7:03 6:54 

7:33 6:12 

7:06 4:48 


7:04 6:52 

7:34 6:10 

7:07 4:48 


7:35 6:09 

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Sept. 1 -Nov. 9 








(Common) Snipe 

Sept. 1-Dec.16 



Sora and Virginia Rail 

Sept. 1 -Nov. 9 



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Oct. 15-NOV.28 



Green-Winged and 
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Sept. 8-23 





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tSee Page 19 for sunrise/sunset table. 

Harvest Survey Needs Your Response 

when you purchase your Migratory Bird Hunting Permit, the ven- 
dor asks you a series of questions about your migratory bird hunting 
activities for the previous year. The answers you provide place you 
in a category with other migratory bird hunters by type and amount 
of hunting activity. This allows the Conservation Department and the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through the cooperative effort known 
as the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, to use harvest 
surveys to sample hunters from each category. This survey infor- 
mation is extremely important and is considered when establishing 
migratory bird hunting seasons each year. Your cooperation in supply- 
ing this information is vital. If you receive a survey, please complete 
and return it even if you did not hunt or were unsuccessful while 
afield. All the information you provide is important. By completing 
the survey, you are doing your part to help manage migratory birds. 


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